Purchase Ledger Clerk in Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom at ELE International

Date Posted: 2/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: ELE000039

About Us

ELE International specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality construction materials testing equipment and environmental instrumentation. Our products are backed by global customer service, with comprehensive technical and applications support.

ELE International was founded in 1961 to supply testing equipment to the Construction Materials Industry. The Environmental Division, specialising in international projects, was created in 1983.  Product sales, service and advice is available from strategically located offices in the UK and USA, supported by regional offices with ELE associates located in Asia and the Middle East.

ELE International provides the expertise needed for accurate, reliable and consistent construction materials testing.


Purpose of Position

To provide a financial service so that financial transactions are processed correctly and in a timely and accurate manner.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Weekly tasks:

    • Post purchase ledger invoices and credit notes ensuring all invoices are correctly authorised

    • Statement reconciliatio

    • Dealing with supplier queries as necessar

    • Stock reportin

    • Outward freight analysis by invoic

    • Check and post staff expenses (cash and credit card)

  • Monthly tasks:

    • BACS (fortnightly), credit card and foreign payment run

    • Ensure correct processing of Citibank P-Card statement

    • Freight analysi

    • Ensuring purchase ledger is maintained and reconcileSales and orders analysis

  • Month end preparation and adjustments including:

    • Stock and GRNI adjustments (possibly including customer returns)

    • Petty cash and staff expenses/advances

    • Maintenance and reconciliation of associated balance sheet accounts

  • Adhoc tasks:

    • Other value-adding tasks as necessary

    • Assistance with annual stock take

    • Dealing with staff enquiries as necessary

    • Complete and update procedural notes as necessary

Job Requirements


  • Min 2 years in purchase ledger experience.

  • Computer skills:

    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)

    • Business information systems

    • Experience of SAP an advantage.

Personal Trait Profile

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Good communication skills, able to communicate at all levels in the business.

  • To be proactive in instigating change as part of continuous improvement philosophy.

  • Diligent and detail oriented.

  • Good team player.

  • Flexibility of working hours around month end deadlines may be required.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.